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World Coronavirus: Evening update

21:35  27 october  2020
21:35  27 october  2020 Source:   bbc.com

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  Coronavirus: Evening update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Monday evening. We'll have another update for you on Tuesday morning. 1. Wales to go into national lockdownWales will go into a "short, sharp" lockdown starting at 18:00 BST on Friday evening until Monday 9 November, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Everyone will be told to stay at home, while pubs, restaurants, hotels and non-essential shops will shut. Gatherings indoors and outdoors with people not in your household will also be banned. For more detail about what the lockdown will mean, head here.

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Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday evening. We'll have another update for you on Wednesday morning.

1. Scotland to ease pub and restaurant restrictions

Pubs and restaurants in many areas of Scotland will be able to serve alcohol indoors again from next week, the Scottish first minister has announced. Nicola Sturgeon said the move would allow licensed premises in level two of the country's new five-tier system of coronavirus rules to serve alcohol with a meal until 20:00. She wants the whole of Scotland to work towards "level zero", the lowest tier of rules, which she has described as "the closest we can get to normality without better treatment or a vaccine for Covid". Meanwhile, tourism industry figures in Wales are calling for urgent clarity on travel rules after the nation's firebreak lockdown ends in November.

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2. Speedy tests gives students hope for Christmas

Covid tests with results within an hour are being piloted at universities in England - which could help students get home for Christmas. In England, about 1.2 million students are expected to move in December from a university to a home address in another region, raising concerns about the virus being spread between areas with different levels of infection. Meanwhile, attendance in schools across in England has fallen - although the government said it was no surprise that some pupils were self-isolating.

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3. Sharp rise in Europe's daily Covid deaths

Europe's daily Covid deaths have risen by nearly 40% compared with last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has told the BBC. WHO spokeswoman Dr Margaret Harris said France, Spain, the UK, the Netherlands and Russia accounted for the majority of cases, as she warned that intensive care units in hospitals "are now beginning to fill with very ill people". It comes as Russia will make the wearing of face masks compulsory in all potentially crowded places from Wednesday, while in Italy, protests have broken out in towns and cities over a new round of restrictions.

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4. Bookworm boom

People have "rediscovered the pleasure of reading" in lockdown, publisher Bloomsbury has said, after reporting its best half-year profits since 2008. The firm, best known for publishing the Harry Potter books, said profits jumped 60% to £4m from February to August. Bloomsbury's founder said bestsellers included those with particular relevance to 2020 such as Humankind, and Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race - as well as cookbooks for people loving lockdown recipes.

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5. Can we go trick or treating?

From trick or treating to apple bobbing, the traditions of 31 October aren't things you would immediately consider to be "Covid-safe". So does that mean Halloween is cancelled? The answer kind of depends on where you live. But the tangled mix of rules needn't be frightening, as we've simplified things for you.

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  Coronavirus: Morning update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning. We'll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. Tougher Covid rules kick in for millionsWe head into the weekend with millions more people subject to tougher curbs on daily life. In Wales, 3.1 million people will be told to stay at home from 18:00 BST as a 17-day "firebreak" lockdown begins and all but essential shops close. Meanwhile, overnight, Greater Manchester's population of 2.

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